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6/29/2016 1:50:23 PM
Two Jamestown men have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Scranton, Pennsylvania in connection with a series of break-ins at federally licensed gun stores in north central Pennsylvania within the past month.  Jamestown Police came across one of the guns that was allegedly in the possession of 36-year-old Jason Thorn during a street check on June 17th, according to Police Captain Bob Sam...read more
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2016-06-29 05:30
Searchers continue to look in Chautauqua Lake for a Cattaraugus County man who has been missing since Saturday evening and is presumed drowned. The search for 48-year-old Ricky Whipple of Conewango Valley resumed Wednesday morning. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says at one point, a 45-minute aerial search of the lake was made with assistance from the Chautauqua, Bemus Point, and Dewitt...read more
2016-06-29 05:25
It's believed the missing man who is the focus of the search in Chautauqua Lake was not wearing a life jacket. A boating safety expert says it's always important to wear the safety device, whether your in a boat or being towed. Doug Hamernik of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary says a life jacket can save your life. Hamernik says boaters should make sure that all passengers are wearing a personal flo...read more
2016-06-29 05:17
New York State will provide $10.5 million in funding over five years to support six new Recovery Community and Outreach Centers across the state. Wednesday's announcement by Governor Andrew Cuomo comes after the recommendation by the governor's Heroin Task Force to expand support for individuals in recovery and their families. The funding includes $1.75 million for a recovery center in Buffalo....read more
2016-06-29 01:58
A Hammondsport woman is facing disorderly conduct and harassment charges following an incident around 5 am today.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say that they responded to a report of a disorderly person at a business on West Lake Road in the village of Mayville.  They report that 40-year-old Gina Vinluan was intoxicated and being disorderly in the parking lot of the establishment...read more
2016-06-29 01:55
The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing has reached $415 million.  The New York Lottery Division says that's a $25 million jump from Tuesday's jackpot and is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.   ...read more
2016-06-29 07:59
The sales and use of sparklers are legal in Chautauqua County, now that a local law has been approved by county lawmakers and County Executive Vince Horrigan.  With the legalization of the sparkling devices, Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace expects injuries to increase.  He is urging parents to make sure they supervise their children when using sparklers.  The Consumer Product S...read more
2016-06-29 07:27
A Celoron man is facing first degree forgery and petit larceny charges following an investigation by the State Police in Jamestown.  Troopers say they arrested 24-year-old Zachary Card after he allegedly stole a checkbook and wrote a total of nine checks, illegally obtaining $835 over a six-month period.  After being processed at SP Jamestown, Card was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court an...read more
2016-06-29 07:03
A Blasdell man is facing charges following a traffic stop on Route 39 in the town of Collins.  State Police say they stopped 24-year-old Nicholas O'Connor on Sunday for speeding.  Troopers found O'Connor to be in possession of 200 Xanax pills and approximately 15 grams of marijuana and charged him with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree with intent to sell an...read more
2016-06-29 07:00
The search will resume this morning on Chautauqua Lake for a Conewango Valley man who is missing and presumed drowned.  Sheriff Joe Gerace says his department's Water Emergency Team divers ended Tuesday search in the area north of Chautauqua Institution just after mid-afternoon for 48 year-old Ricky Whipple. Gerace says conditions had worsen because of the wind and lake currents along with po...read more
2016-06-28 02:28
Two Jamestown residents have been arrested for allegedly trafficking illegal drugs following a vehicle stop on Willard Street near Winsor Street last night.  Jamestown police say they pulled over 24 year-old Ryan Baker just after 10 pm.  Officers say they found several items used to package and distribute drugs inside the vehicle as well as a small amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia...read more
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